You can get a discount on the purchase price of a brand new low-emission vehicle through a grant given to vehicle dealerships and manufacturers by the government.
Cars that have CO2 emissions of less than 50g/km and can travel at least 70 miles (112km) without any emissions at all can qualify - not all low-emission vehicles will get a grant, only those that have been approved by the government are eligible.
The dealer will include the grant in the vehicle’s purchase price up to the value of 35 per cent of the price, to a maximum of £2,500.
Cars such as the DS3 Crossback E-Tense, Hyundai IONIQ Premium, MG ZS EV, Nissan Leaf N-Connecta, and Skoda Citigo-e iV all qualify.
For mopeds and motorbikes that have no CO2 emissions and can travel at least 50km (31 miles) between charges, can qualify for Government grants up to 20 per cent of the purchase price, capped at a maximum of £1,500.
Small electric vans with the best CO2 emissions, such as the Nissan e-NV200 and Renault Kangoo ZE, can qualify for a grant up to 35 per cent of the purchase price, to a maximum of £3,000, while large vans like the Peugeot e-Expert can qualify for 20 per cent of the purchase price, capped at £6,000.
While the cleanest taxi can also qualify for a Government grant of up to 20 per cent of the purchase price, capped at £7,500.
A full list of eligible vehicles is available from the GOV.UK website.